WW2 SOE and RAF Silk Escape Map of Italy and the Swiss Frontier.
A super original WW2 Silk Escape Map as issued to SOE and the RAF.
These Escape maps were made of silk, because they could be sown into clothing so made no noise when the Operative or Airman was searched.
They also lasted longer than paper maps which would be destroyed if they got wet.
This Escape Map shows details of Italy including Rome and has an inset of the Swiss frontier. It measures 66cm x 51cm. It has slight staining but it is over 75 years old.